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Can Chatbots Connect You to City Government?

December 8, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
North Charleston uses chatbot for customer service

Bratton Riley has a true appreciation of city workers, whether they're picking up our trash or keeping us safe. The 44 year-old has had a bird's eye view as the son of former Charleston City Mayor Joe Riley. But he knows not everyone shares that appreciation. Dealing with...

Co-work Expanding in Greenville

December 7, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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Each month, our next guest’s company brings in top marketers from national and international brands such as The Ritz Carlton, Southwest Airlines, and Chick-fil-A to speak to his customers in an intimate setting about the strategies they use to push their brands beyond their...

Helping Your Employees Retire Ready

December 5, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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According to a recent national survey, 71% of Americans aren’t saving enough for retirement, 58% feel the same or less secure than last year, and 46% have less savings today than they expected they would five years ago. Our next guest says that employers should be taking...

SC Business Update from John "Swampfox" Warner

December 4, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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A weekly update of the entrepreneurial activity in South Carolina. Mike Switzer interviews John Warner is co-founder of Concepts to Companies and founder of the Swampfox Facebook page, based in Greenville, S.C.

USC's Economic Outlook Conference Coming to Columbia Dec. 8th

November 28, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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As is its custom near the end of each year, our state’s flagship business school hosts an economic outlook conference in an effort to enlighten us on our prospects for financial prosperity for the coming year. Mike Switzer interviews Joey Von Nessen, with the Division of...

SC Business Update From Alan Cooper

November 27, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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An update of the news, events and issues that are trending right now across South Carolina's business community. Mike Switzer interviews Alan Cooper, founder and editor of three online business news websites in South Carolina: MidlandsBiz , UpstateBizSC , and...

Award-Winning Businesses From Around the South Celebrating in SC

November 22, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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Each year, a national magazine based in our state, hosts a "Made in the South" awards program that recognizes artisans, inventors, and entrepreneurs from around our region. And at the end of the year, the winners all come to our state to show off their wares and celebrate...

Midlands Company Celebrates $300 Million Order

November 17, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Hakan Ozmen

As telecom companies continue to fight harder for more customers, they are aggressively upgrading their infrastructure. And this is benefiting not only the cell phone users in our state but our manufacturing industry, as well. Our next guest’s company in the Midlands of...

BMW South Carolina Celebrates 25 Years

June 27, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
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The BMW Group celebrated the 25th anniversary of the opening of the Spartanburg manufacturing plant with the unveiling of the all-new BMW X3. The BMW X model is produced in the South Carolina plant for both the U.S. and global markets and in 2016 produced more than 40,000...

Boeing Votes Against Unionization

February 16, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
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Boeing SC, one of the biggest industries in the Lowcountry, voted yesterday not to unionize the Charleston company, as 2,828 employess voted, with 74% of them not in support of the International Association of Machinists' attempt to unionize. Joan Robinson-Berry, Vice...

USC's Economists Release 2017 Economic Forecast

December 12, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
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The University of South Carolina’s economists at The Darla Moore School of Business unveiled their 2017 economic forecast and they expect gains for the state this upcoming year. The state continues to add more jobs and expects incomes to rise for S.C. families. Job growth...